Carla Fierro
Carla Fierro Loor
Latin America Director at LatAm INVESTOR

A qualified Lawyer in the Bar of Guayaquil, Ecuador, Carla has considerable experience of working in that country’s legal system. In a short but varied career she has had spells working in the Superior Court of Justice and the Galapagos Islands before moving to Argentina to specialise in International Private Law. Throughout her legal career she has maintained an interest in media, writing for Ecuadorian newspapers and producing Swedish policy research. In London for the last five years she specialised in online media, working for Unruly Media and Kantar Media Intelligence, before joining LatAm INVESTOR.

Alisdair Jones
Alistair Jones
Writer at LatAm INVESTOR

The UCL graduate cut his teeth Royal Bank of Scotland’s corporate finance division. After several years in the City he turned his skills to international financial journalism at Global Business Reports. Here, Ali worked with leading institutions, such as the Commonwealth Business Council, to develop valuable investment reports across emerging markets. Ali has also written several books, including the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking Guide.

Cris Heaton
Chris Heaton
Senior Markets Analyst at LatAm INVESTOR

Cris is a CFA charterholder with more than a decade of experience analysing investment, finance and business issues in emerging markets. As an independent researcher, he has produced research, commentary and analysis for a wide variety of clients, including asset managers, brokerages and financial information publishers. Prior to specialising in emerging markets, he worked in pensions and insurance consultancy at one of the Big Four accountancy firms and energy and commodity market intelligence at two leading analysis and data providers for the oil and gas industry. Cris’s diverse background gives him unusual insight into the many factors that drive EM capital markets and makes him a vital addition to the LatAm INVESTOR team.

Adriana Curiel
Finance Journalist at LatAm INVESTOR

Adriana is a Mexican journalist with more than a decade of experience covering politics in her early days before switching to finance and business. She has extensive knowledge of the general business landscape in the region of Mexico and Latin America with a strong background covering small and medium business enterprises (SMEs). During more than five years she worked for the well-known financial newspaper in Mexico, El Financiero and collaborated in several specialized publications such as the infrastructure magazine Obras, which is part of Grupo Expansion. Adriana is currently focused on the M&A market in Mexico, she is a Mexican correspondent for Mergermarket, a Financial Times Group publication.

Louisa Reynolds
Louisa Reynolds
Finance Journalist at LatAm INVESTOR

The Guatemala-based UCL graduate is a former editor of Central America Report. Freelancing since 2012  her work has been published in both Spanish and English in a variety of local and international media outlets including Plaza Pública, Estrategia&Negocios, El Periódico, Proceso, Revista Diners, Revista Avianca, The Economist Intelligence Unit, Noticias Aliadas, Inter-Press Service, Latin America Database, Jane’s Foreign Report, CBS and CBC radio. In 2013, Louisa won the Gold Standard Award for Excellence in Economics and Business Journalism for an article on inclusive and sustainable corporate models published by Estrategia&Negocios.

Andrea Díaz Núñez
Peru Correspondent at LatAm INVESTOR

Andrea is a Peruvian community relations and mining specialist based in the Andean mining hub of Arequipa. Having worked on the community outreach programmes for several mining majors in Peru, she is perfectly placed to understand the social issues that sometimes impact mining projects.

Edwin Williamson
Edwin Williamson
Academic Contributor at LatAm INVESTOR

Edwin is a literary scholar, biographer, and historian. His research interests are in the literature, culture, and history of Spanish America as well as early-modern Spain. He is the author of The Penguin History of Latin America, which has been translated into Spanish (Historia de América Latina, Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2014) and Portuguese (História da América Latina, Edições 70, 2012). His biography, Borges: A Life (Viking, 2004) has been translated into seven languages (Spanish ed. Borges: una vida, Seix Barral, 2006). He has published extensively on the Hispanic Golden Age, and especially on Cervantes. He has lectured widely in Spain, Latin America, and Europe, and has been a visiting professor at Stanford, Cornell, the University of Colorado at Denver, and the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.

Felix Keckeis
Southern Cone Specialist at LatAm INVESTOR

Fluent in five languages, Felix has extensive experience in the Southern Cone. He headed up a real estate investment advisory firm for six years in Buenos Aires, gaining insight into the opportunities and challenges that face international investors in the region. Used to working across sectors – from residential to agricultural – Felix is a ‘hands-on’ advisor that specialises in taking deals from planning through to completion. He is now responsible for LatAm INVESTOR’s real estate coverage and Southern Cone stories.

Maria Amparo Alban
Head of Sustainability at LatAm INVESTOR

An Ecuadorian Lawyer with more than fifteen years’ experience on the inter-linkages between trade, investment, and sustainability on which she has performed extensive work. Within her areas of expertise, has taken active roles in many multilateral forums such as the Ministerial Conferences of the World Trade Organization, among others. Has been Associate Professor at Catholic University of Quito and the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO).